How you eat your biscuits with a hot drink can give away your age
Are you a nibbler or a snapper? How you eat your biscuits with a hot drink can give away how old you are – with research suggesting Boomers, Millennials and Gen Xers have VERY different styles
- 83 per cent of adults favour dunking chocolate digestives, research has found
- Four in ten Gen Xers and similar number of Millennials like breaking their biscuits
The way you eat a biscuit with a hot drink may give away your age, research has suggested.
Researchers found that 83 per cent of adults favour dunking when eating a chocolate digestive; however, the techniques vary across the generations.
Four in ten Gen Xers – those aged 43-58 – and a similar proportion of Millennials, aged 27-42, like breaking their biscuits in half to eat it – with the older group then typically polishing off the treat in four bites.
Meanwhile, 16 per cent of Boomers – those aged over 58 – like to slowly nibble their biscuit around the edges and work their way inwards, the study for Galaxy digestive biscuits found. Gen Z, those aged 26 and younger, are the biggest tea dunkers (63 per cent), while Millennials preferred to dunk their biscuits in cofee.
The research also revealed how Gen Z like to eat their biscuits, with 38 per cent choosing to dunk twice and half saying they like to submerge for two seconds in tea. Five biscuits was the average eaten in one sitting.
The way you eat a biscuit with a hot drink may give away your age, research has suggested
It comes as McVitie’s launches a campaign to reinstate the office tea and biscuit break amid research revealing that overworked employees are so busy they don’t even know the names of their work colleagues.
The biscuit brand – which has partnered with mental health charity Mind – commissioned research of 4,000 working Brits to understand how the cultural institution of the office tea and biscuit break has crumbled in recent years.
The study revealed that 70 per cent of workers take less than 15 minutes of breaks – outside of their lunch – and 40 per cent take under ten minutes.
It also found that 93 per cent believe a tea break is an important part of the working day, with over three quarters (76 per cent) feeling their performance at work is impaired if they don’t take enough breaks.
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